South Carolina unemployment rate best since 2001

South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in April, down 0.2% from March — that's the lowest level in the Palmetto State since June 2001. 

The number of unemployed persons was 114,413, a decline of 4,652 people over the month. The number of South Carolinians working continues to trend upward, rising for nine consecutive months, and reaching a historic high in April of 2,050,776 people. This marks a 4,713 increase since March, and an estimated 35,939 people have found work since April 2013.

Moreover, every county in teh state saw its unemployment rate drop in April.

Here's a full breakdown from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce: